Hackers Charged With Stealing From Valve, Microsoft And More

Two hackers, one from the United States and one from Canada, have plead guilty to U.S. federal charges regarding an elaborate international scheme involving the infiltration of gaming companies Valve, Epic, and Zombie Studios as well as attempted sales of counterfeit Xbox One development kits well before the console… » 9/30/14 7:55pm 9/30/14 7:55pm

The Video Gamers of the Year

Yesterday, Kotaku kicked off its look back on 2013 with our (and your) nominees for Game of the Year. Just as important as the games, though, are the very real people who play them. For the second year, we're also naming our Gamers of the Year, people who made contributions on behalf of video gaming's regular… » 12/18/13 7:01pm 12/18/13 7:01pm

Hacker SuperDaE Releases 1.7TB Trove of Gaming Info [Update]

Next gen hacker SuperDaeE, who breached Sony, Microsoft, Epic, Valve, Blizzard and other gaming companies, just released a 1.7TB treasure trove FTP download. The files, however, are apparently encrypted. Previously, SuperDaE vowed he would release said files, which are believed to contain sensitive information about… » 6/10/13 11:00am 6/10/13 11:00am

Report: Gaming Hacker SuperDaE Facing Child Porn, Dishonesty Charges…

The Australian hacker who breached Sony, Microsoft, Epic, Valve, Blizzard and other gaming companies before being raided by authorities in February is facing an array of unseemly charges, according to a report by an Australian wire service. » 6/07/13 5:22pm 6/07/13 5:22pm

Next-Gen Hacker Threatens To Leak Trove of Gaming Info, Code [Update]

The hacker who leaked information about the next-gen Xbox and PlayStation to Kotaku before either console was officially announced and who was subsequently raided by the police is now vowing to disseminate 2 Terabytes of gaming code and information, should he be arrested. » 5/26/13 11:54pm 5/26/13 11:54pm

The Incredible Rise and Fall of a Hacker Who Found the Secrets of the…

The first thing that ever puzzled me about the man I used to know as SuperDaE was that he didn't sound Australian. » 2/22/13 2:00pm 2/22/13 2:00pm

The Next Xbox Has Mandatory Kinect, Game-Swapping and New Controllers,…

The next-generation Xbox—the one that will follow the still-popular Xbox 360—will run multiple games at once, require game installations, and will only work when a much-improved version of the popular but divisive Kinect sensor array is plugged in, according to a source who says he has access to development hardware. » 2/11/13 1:30pm 2/11/13 1:30pm